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My FPSH 50-236 Power Vent Water Heater is leaking from the top under the power vent, what can I do to fix this?

You say vent that should be a pressure release valve, water heaters are not vented. The pressure release safety valve may be defective.

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How to change out copper piping from release valve

If the release valve referred to is the pressure release valve, then a water leak out the attached vent pipe is an indication that the valve is failing. To change the valve, the water must be allowed to cool (turn off AC power or gas) and the water level inside the tank must be lowered (drained) to below the level of the pressure relief valve. Once this is accomplished the vent pipe is unscrewed from the relief valve and the pressure relief valve is unscrewed from the water tank. A new pressure relief valve with a sealant on the threads, is then screwed and tightened into place with the outlet port facing downward. The vent pipe is attached to the new valve and the tank refilled with water. A hot water facet must be opened to allow air to exit while filling. Upon becoming full (water will begin to flow from facet), turn off the facet and restore AC power or gas, therefore allowing the water heater to heat up. When the first hot water is utilized there may be some air expelled from the facet.

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I turned up the water temp on my gas water tank, and water leaked from the side I need to repalce the pressure release valve or is this normal?

Any time your pressure release valve goes off you should replace it. the t&p valve responds to the temperature and pressure its possible that the setting you chose was to hot, or its possible that the relief valve was just worn out. I would replace that and keep your temp setting between B and C. another possibility is thermal expansion, check and make sure your expansion tank is good and if you don't have one I highly recommend it.

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Pressure relief valve intermittent noise

check your water pressure and then make sure it is not to high or all the problems you have had were not the answer. it is a pressure /temperature valve not just . temp.

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Relief valve buzzing noise

Add an extrol expansion tank to the piping. You can get one for about thirty dollars from the hardware store.

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Pressure releif valve leaking

Hot water pressure relief valves serve two functions. The first is to remove high-pressure water from the hot water tank. The second function is to act as a high temperature valve to remove water that exceeds a predetermined point for the valve. Both of these relief settings are preset at the valve factory. Many pressure relief valves will come with a metal tag that identifies these release points. If you're attempting to remove the hot water heater pressure relief valve, pay careful attention to ensure that you replace with the correct valve.

Your hot water heater has a pressure relief valve safety mechanism. When pressure inside the water tank exceeds certain limitations, the valve opens up to allow the pressure to be released. A faulty pressure relief valve will not release excess pressure, which could cause extensive damage to your home. You should test the hot water heater pressure relief valve once every six months to ensure proper operation. If the pressure relief valve fails the test, replace the valve with a new one immediately

Locate the pressure relief valve on your hot water heater. The pressure relief valve has a lever handle on top with a drain pipe attached to it. The pressure relief valve is most often on the side of the water tank toward the top. Newer models of hot water heaters have the pressure relief valve on top of the water tank.

  • Inspect the area around the pressure relief valve for signs of leaking water. If there is leaking water near the relief valve connection, replace the relief valve. If no leaking is evident, proceed with testing the pressure valve.

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    Examine the area below the pressure relief valve drain pipe. Most water heater closets either have a drain in the floor below the pipe or the pipe is inserted into another pipe to direct the water out of the home. If the end of your drain pipe is not in another pipe or there is no drain in the floor, place a bucket under the drain pipe to catch water when you test the pressure relief valve.

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    Pull the lever handle on the top of the pressure relief valve up with your fingers. A working lever will lift up without difficulty.You should begin to hear water going through the drain pipe. Slowly release the lever to shut off the pressure relief valve. The pressure relief valve is good. If you did not hear water running through the drain pipe, lower the lever on the pressure relief valve and replace the valve. If the lever is difficult to raise, do not force the lever. Replace the pressure relief valve.

  • Now with all that said if you have a closed loop water supply system and you have a pressure vessal/expantion tank it may have gone bad and is making the TP valve leak. you can call your water provider to see if you have closed loop system.

    Feb 04, 2011 | Whirlpool Water Heaters

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    Water is pouring steaming hot water from a copper pipe on the outside of my GSW Series 6 40 gallon water heater onto my basement floor. What is wrong?

    Sounds like the TP valve is releasing water.

    To protect your property right now, turn off water heater:
    Gas: turn gas valve to pilot so pilot light stays lit but burner will not turn on.
    Electric: flip circuit breaker off

    Next turn off water valve located on cold water line above water heater.
    Last, open tub faucet to relieve pressure on tank.
    Once pressure is off after a few moments, close tub valve.

    The question is why is the TP valve releasing water.

    1) Stuck TP valve: raise lever on TP valve and let back down slowly

    2) bad TP valve: replace TP using same temp-pressure rating available from hardware store. Wrap teflon tape around threads and screw new TP valve clockwise until very tight. Make sure water is cool before removing valve from water heater. If you take out valve when water heater is hot, it will spew scalding water all over you. This is serious. Let the water cool down for several hours.

    3) Runaway heating caused by bad thermostat
    Gas: buy replacement valve at Lowes or plumbing store and replace according to instructions.
    Electric: several causes. Test parts to determine which needs replacement.

    More support:

    a) Fixya offers phone support where you speak with a fixya expert on telephone for a fee.
    You can use this service if you hit a trouble spot when repairing your tank.

    b) You can also call a plumber who will know exactly what to do.

    c) You can post questions at a professional plumbing forum:

    Dec 20, 2010 | Water Heaters

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    Pop off valve releasing water. House pressure between 50 and 60 lbs. Plenty of hot water, set at 135 degrees. Not a lot of water but still release water regularly.

    A build up of minerals in the water can cause this. You'll need to replace the pressure release valve. If your a DIYer it's not a nery difficult job as long as you make sure you get the exact replacement valve and take the necessary precautions to relieve tank pressure before beginning.

    Feb 22, 2010 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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    My pressure release valve is releasing water off of my well x trol connection. Tank pressure guage is above 45 psi. What could be faulty.

    pressure release vaulve usually open any pressure over 3bar so probly vaulty vaulve,maybe got sum grime or **** in it might need a luck

    Aug 09, 2009 | Water Heaters

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    Pressure valve releases sometimes , I lose a good bit of water. When i tap the valve handle, it shuts off.

    The pressure release valve is a safety feature. If it is leaking alot, it could be that the valve needs to be replaced or it could be that the high temp. shutoff in the hot water tank is malfunctioning.

    Apr 20, 2009 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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